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Normal Trinkets

When you make your character, you can roll once on the Trinkets table to gain a trinket, a simple item lightly touched by mystery. The DM might also use this table. It can help stock a room in a dungeon or fill a creature’s pockets (PHB 159).

d100 Trinket d100 Trinket
01 A mummified goblin hand 51 A dead scarab beetle the size of your hand
02 A piece of crystal that faintly glows in the moonlight 52 Two toy soldiers, one with a missing head
03 A gold coin minted in an unknown land 53 A small box filled with different-sized buttons
04 A diary written in a language you don’t know 54 A candle that can’t be lit
05 A brass ring that never tarnishes 55 A tiny cage with no door
06 An old chess piece made from glass 56 An old key
07 A pair of knucklebone dice, each with a skull symbol on the side that would normally show six pips 57 An indecipherable treasure map
08 A small idol depicting a nightmarish

creature that gives you unsettling dreams when you sleep near it

58 A hilt from a broken sword
09 A rope necklace from which dangles four mummified elf fingers 59 A rabbit’s foot
10 The deed for a parcel of land in a realm unknown to you 60 A glass eye
11 A 1-ounce block made from an unknown material 61 A cameo carved in the likeness of a hideous person
12 A small cloth doll skewered with needles 62 A silver skull the size of a coin
13 A tooth from an unknown beast 63 An alabaster mask
14 An enormous scale, perhaps from a dragon 64 A pyramid of sticky black incense that smells very bad
15 A bright green feather 65 A nightcap that, when worn, gives you pleasant dreams
16 An old divination card bearing your likeness 66 A single caltrop made from bone
17 A glass orb filled with moving smoke 67 A gold monocle frame without the lens
18 A 1-pound egg with a bright red shell 68 A 1-inch cube, each side painted a different color
19 A pipe that blows bubbles 69 A crystal knob from a door
20 A glass jar containing a weird bit of flesh floating in pickling fluid 70 A small packet filled with pink dust
21 A tiny gnome-crafted music box that plays a song you dimly remember from your childhood 71 A fragment of a beautiful song, written as musical notes on two pieces of parchment
22 A small wooden statuette of a smug halfling 72 A silver teardrop earring made from a real teardrop
23 A brass orb etched with strange runes 73 The shell of an egg painted with scenes of human misery in disturbing detail
24 A multicolored stone disk 74 A fan that, when unfolded, shows a sleeping cat
25 A tiny silver icon of a raven 75 A set of bone pipes
26 A bag containing forty-seven humanoid teeth, one of which is rotten 76 A four-leaf clover pressed inside a book discussing manners and etiquette
27 A shard of obsidian that always feels warm to the touch 77 A sheet of parchment upon which is drawn a complex mechanical contraption
28 A dragon's bony talon hanging from a plain leather necklace 78 An ornate scabbard that fits no blade you have found so far
29 A pair of old socks 79 An invitation to a party where a murder happened
30 A blank book whose pages refuse to hold ink, chalk, graphite, or any other substance for marking 80 A bronze pentacle with an etching of a rat's head in its center
31 A silver badge in the shape of a five-pointed star 81 A purple handkerchief embroidered with the name of a powerful archmage
32 A knife that belonged to a relative 82 Half of a floorplan for a temple, castle, or some other structure
33 A glass vial filled with nail clippings 83 A bit of folded cloth that, when unfolded, turns into a stylish cap
34 A rectangular metal device with two tiny metal cups on one end that throws sparks when wet 84 A receipt of deposit at a bank in a far-flung city
35 A white, sequined glove sized for a human 85 A diary with seven missing pages
36 A vest with one hundred tiny pockets 86 An empty silver snuffbox bearing an inscription on the surface that says “dreams’’
37 A small, weightless stone block 87 An iron holy symbol devoted to an unknown god
38 A tiny sketch portrait of a goblin 88 A book that tells the story of a legendary hero's rise

and fall, with the last chapter missing

39 An empty glass vial that smells of perfume when opened 89 A vial of dragon blood
40 A gemstone that looks like a lump of coal when examined by anyone but you 90 An ancient arrow of elven design
41 A scrap of cloth from an old banner 91 A needle that never bends
42 A rank insignia from a lost legionnaire 92 An ornate brooch of dwarven design
43 A tiny silver bell without a clapper 93 An empty wine bottle bearing a pretty label that says, “The Wizard of Wines Winery, Red Dragon Crush, 331422-W"
44 A mechanical canary inside a gnomish lamp 94 A mosaic tile with a multicolored, glazed surface
45 A tiny chest carved to look like it has numerous feet on the bottom 95 A petrified mouse
46 A dead sprite inside a clear glass bottle 96 A black pirate flag adorned with a dragon's skull and crossbones
47 A metal can that has no opening but sounds as if it is filled with liquid, sand, spiders, or broken glass (your choice) 97 A tiny mechanical crab or spider that moves about when it’s not being observed
48 A glass orb filled with water, in which swims a clockwork goldfish 98 A glass jar containing lard with a label that reads, “Griffon Grease”
49 A silver spoon with an M engraved on the handle 99 A wooden box with a ceramic bottom that holds a living worm with a head on each end of its body
50 A whistle made from gold-colored wood 00 A metal urn containing the ashes of a hero

Gothic Trinkets

When rolling for a trinket, consider using this table, which is designed for a gothic game (CoStrahd Character Options).

d100 Gothic Trinket d100 Gothic Trinket
01-02 A picture you drew as a child of your imaginary friend 51-52 Pallid leather gloves crafted with ivory fingernails
03-04 A lock that opens when blood is dripped in its keyhole 53-54 Dice made from the knuckles of a notorious charlatan
05-06 Clothes stolen from a scarecrow 55-56 A ring of keys for forgotten locks
07-08 A spinning top carved with four faces: happy, sad, wrathful, and dead 57-58 Nails from the coffin of a murderer
09-10 The necklace of a sibling who died on the day you were born 59-60 A key to the family crypt
11-12 A wig from someone executed by beheading 61-62 An bouquet of funerary flowers that always looks and smells fresh
13-14 The unopened letter to you from your dying father 63-64 A switch used to discipline you as a child
15-16 A pocket watch that runs backward for an hour every midnight 65-66 A music box that plays by itself whenever someone holding it dances
17-18 A winter coat stolen from a dying soldier 67-68 A walking cane with an iron ferule that strikes sparks on stone
19-20 A bottle of invisible ink that can only be read at sunset 69-70 A flag from a ship lost at sea
21-22 A wineskin that refills when interred with a dead person for a night 71-72 Porcelain doll’s head that always seems to be looking at you
23-24 A set of silverware used by a king for his last meal 73-74 A wolf’s head wrought in silver that is also a whistle.
25-26 A spyglass that always shows the world suffering a terrible storm 75-76 A small mirror that shows a much older version of the viewer
27-28 A cameo with the profile’s face scratched away 77-78 Small, worn book of children’s nursery rhymes.
29-30 A lantern with a black candle that never runs out and that burns with green flame 79-80 A mummified raven claw
31-32 A teacup from a child’s tea set, stained with blood 81-82 A broken pendent of a silver dragon that’s always cold to the touch
33-34 A little black book that records your dreams, and yours alone, when you sleep 83-84 A small locked box that quietly hums a lovely melody at night but you always forget it in the morning
35-36 A necklace formed of the interlinked holy symbols of a dozen deities 85-86 An inkwell that makes one a little nauseous when staring at it
37-38 A hangman’s noose that feels heavier than it should 87-88 An old little doll made from a dark, dense wood and missing a hand and a foot
39-40 A birdcage into which small birds fly but once inside never eat or leave 89-90 A black executioner’s hood
41-42 A lepidopterist’s box filled dead moths with skull-like patterns on their wings 91-92 A pouch made of flesh, with a sinew drawstring
43-44 A jar of pickled ghouls’ tongues 93-94 A tiny spool of black thread that never runs out
45-46 The wooden hand of a notorious pirate 95-96 A tiny clockwork figurine of a dancer that’s missing a gear and doesn’t work
47-48 A urn with the ashes of a dead relative 97-98 A black wooden pipe that creates puffs of smoke that look like skulls
49-50 A hand mirror backed with a bronze depiction of a medusa 99-00 A vial of perfume, the scent of which only certain creatures can detect

Elemental Evil Trinkets

When rolling for a trinket, consider using this table.

d100 Trinket d100 Trinket
1 A Compass that always points to Mulmaster. 51 A book filled with writing that only appears when the book is held underwater.
2 A paper fan that won't produce a breeze no matter how hard it's waved. 52 A sealed envelope made of red leather that you haven’t been able to open. It smells of campfire.
3 A petrified potato that resembles someone important to you. 53 A locket of hair that is rumored to have come from a famed fire genasi.
4 A glass cup that can only be filled half way no matter how much liquid is pored into it. 54 Flint and steel that, when used to start a fire, creates a random colored flame.
5 A mirror that only shows the back of your head. 55 A blank piece of wet parchment that never seems to dry.
6 A small glass bird that when set down near water dips its head in as if to get a drink. 56 A small puzzle box made of brass, that is slightly warm to the touch.
7 A lady's coin purse containing two sharp fangs. 57 A cloudy chunk of glass that is said to hold a spark of breath from a blue dragon.
8 A small sea conch with the words "From the beginning" painted on the lip. 58 A crude chalice made of coal.
9 A frost-covered silver locket that's frozen shut. 59 A miniature brass horn, silent when played, but fills the air with the scent of warm and exotic spices.
10 A seal which imprints a mysterious, unknown coat of arms into hard rock. 60 An eye-sized blue pearl that floats in salt water.
11 A small wooden doll that when held brings back fond memories. 61 A tuning fork made from a dark metal which glows with a pale, white light during thunderstorms.
12 A small handmirror which only reflects inanimate objects. 62 A small vial that is always filled with the smell of autumn wind.
13 A glass eyeball that looks about of its own accordance, and can roll around. 63 A clear marble that slowly rolls toward the nearest source of running water.
14 A glass orb that replicates yesterday's weather inside itself. 64 A small collapsible silver cup that perspires constantly when opened.
15 A drinking cup, that randomly fills with fresh or salt water. Refilling once emptied. 65 An hourglass that tells time with falling mist instead of sand.
16 A deep blue piece of flint, that when struck with steel produces not a spark but a drop of water. 66 An ornate razor, which only cuts in freezing cold temperature.
17 A conch shell which is always damp and constantly drips saltwater. 67 A shark tooth covered in tiny etched words from a lost language.
18 A charred, half-melted pewter clasp that glows as if smoldering but releases no heat. 68 A large brass coin with no markings or images on it.
19 A clockwork finch that flaps its wings in the presence of a breeze. 69 A small wooden box filled with a strange red clay.
20 A unbreakable sealed jar of glowing water that hums when shaken. 70 A necklace with a small, rusted iron anchor.
21 A small, finely polished geode whose crystals slowly fade between every color of the spectrum. 71 A small brass flute adorned with silver wire that is always faintly sounding.
22 A rough stone eye pulled from a petrified creature. 72 A red and black Aarakocra feather.
23 A stone smoking pipe that never needs lighting. 73 A palm-sized stone with a hole in it, through which can be heard a constantly whispering wind.
24 A small whistle, that when blown, whispers a name  of a person or place unknown to you, instead of the whistle sound. 74 A small conch shell covered in black crystal.
25 A fist sized rock that "beats" like a heart. 75 A small music box made of brass. It features a pair of tiny automatons that resemble Azer working at a forge.
26 A pair of bronze scissors in the shape of a pair of leaping dolphins. 76 A glass jar containing the preserved corpse of an unfamiliar aquatic creature.
27 A bronze oil lamp which is rumored to have once held a genie. 77 A piece of petrified wood carved into the shape of a seashell.
28 A single gauntlet inscribed with a fire motif and an unfamiliar name in Primordial. 78 A wooden puzzle cube covered in elemental symbols.
29 A one-eyed little fish inside a spherical vial, much bigger than the vial's neck. He has a cunning look. 79 A small stone cube that acts as a magnet when placed against another stone.
30 The tiny skull of a rabbit that whispers scathing insults when nobody is looking. 80 A ring made of a white metal. On the inside is a name etched in Auran.
31 A rag doll in the likeness of an owlbear. 81 A bracelet made of silvered fish hooks.
32 The desiccated body of a small eight-legged black lizard. 82 A journal filled with poetry hand-written in Primordial.
33 A small toy boat made with a walnut shell, toothpick, and piece of cloth. 83 A yellow gemstone that glows dimly when a storm is nearby.
34 A small pocket mirror that slowly fogs over while held. 84 A charred chisel with an unfamiliar symbol stamped into its base.
35 Wind chimes that glow when the wind blows. 85 A canteen filled with a foul smelling orange mud.
36 A small, clay square with an unknown rune etched into one side. 86 A faceless doll made of driftwood.
37 A tea kettle that heats itself when filled with water. 87 A heavy iron key bearing the name of a ship long lost to the sea.
38 An old scratched monocle which shows an underwater landscape whenever someone looks through it. 88 A small jewelry box made from the shell of a turtle.
39 A rose carved from coral. 89 A chess piece fashioned to look like fire myrmidon.
40 A set of dice with elemental symbols and primordial runes instead of pips or numbers. 90 A spinning top with an image of one of the four elements on each side.
41 A amulet filled with liquid that churns, freezes, or boils to match its wearer's mood. 91 A single hoop earring made of a porous red stone.
42 A small silver bell that makes a sound like quiet, distant thunder when it's struck. 92 An arrowhead carved from seasalt
43 A small vial of black sand that glows slightly in the moonlight. 93 A small comb made of blue coral.
44 A small whale tooth with etched with an image of waves crashing upon a beach. 94 Seven small beads of sandstone on a string, all different colors.
45 An hourglass in which the sands pour upward instead of downward. 95 A romance chapbook written in undercommon titled "Just one Layer of Grey".
46 A glass pendant with a hole in the center that a mild breeze always blows out of. 96 A tiny, broken clockwork Harpy.
47 A soft feather that falls like a stone when dropped. 97 An ivory whale statuette.
48 A large transparent gem that, when gripped tightly, whispers in Terran. 98 A fist-sized cog, covered in barnacles.
49 A small crystal snowglobe that, when shaken, seems to form silhouettes of dancing forms. 99 An eyepatch made of obsidian and a black leather cord.
50 Half of a palm-sized geode that pulses dimly with purple light. 100 A glass bottle with a tiny ship of unfamiliar design inside.

Elven Trinkets

When rolling for a trinket, consider using this table. (Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes)

d8 Trinket
1 A small notebook that causes anything written in it to disappear after 1 hour
2 A crystal lens made of ivory and gold that causes anything observed through it to appear to be surrounded by motes of multicolored light
3 A small golden pyramid inscribed with elven symbols and about the size of a walnut
4 A cloak pin made from enamel in the shape of a butterfly; when you take the pin off, it turns into a real butterfly, and returns when you are ready to put your cloak back on again
5 A golden compass that points toward the nearest portal to the Feywild within 10 miles
6 A small silver spinning top that, when spun, endlessly spins until interrupted
7 A small songbird made of enamel, gold wire, and precious stone; uttering the songbird's name in Elvish causes the trinket to emit that bird's birdsong
8 A small enamel flower that, when put in one's hair, animates, tying back the wearer's hair with a living vine with flowers; plucking a single flower from this vine returns it to its inanimate form